Magazine article IAJRC Journal

In My Solitude

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

In My Solitude

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Branford Marsalis

In My Solitude

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Bradford Marsalis (as, ts). Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA, October 6, 2012

Who Needs It/Stardust/Improvisation # 1/Sonata in A Minor for Oboe Wq. 132 I (Poco Adigo/The Moment I Recall Your Face/Improvisation # 2/MAI Op. 7/Improvisation # 3/Improvisation # 4/Blues For One/I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together. TT:64:57

This compact disc is truly a work of art. He performs on both the alto and the tenor saxophone for over an hour in a live setting lasting more than one hour. No second takes, no place to hide. His playing surely reflects his mastery of his chosen instruments. The program is quite varied which surely helps to hold ones interest. This recording is a first for this reviewer, having never experienced a solo saxophone concert in person or on a recording. There is a bit of humor in his playing at a few spots. One would get the impression that he was quite comfortable working in this environment. …

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